Now that it’s getting hot, hot, hot, I thought I’d do a quick update on my summer makeup and skincare routine!
And I’ve also teamed up with several blogger
I do tend to swap out my products as the seasons change because I crave different colors, coverage and as it gets hot, my skin needs change, too.
Here’s a peek at my summer makeup and skincare routine and some of the products I’m currently loving.
Hydrate Your Skin With SkinMedica HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator
You guys, this stuff is the Real. Deal. I didn’t want to like it, or even love it, but the texture and results are AMAZING.
I received a small bottle of SkinMedica HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator at a blogger event I went to, and it was love at first use.
It’s expensive—triple digits—but well worth it. SkinMedica has a proprietary formula for this serum which blends 5 forms of hylaronic acid. It hydrates the skin, smoothes fine wrinkles, is free of fragrance, paragons and phthalates and is all-around amazing. The texture is fantastic and I noticed an improvement of my skin’s tone and texture right away.
Tip: Wet your fingers before smoothing this on for extra hydration benefits. This bottle lasts a long time and is currently 10% off at Dermstore!
Protect with Elta MD Tinted Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF40
My dermatologist turned me on to Elta MD’s sunscreen, recommending it for anyone who had rosacea or sensitive skin. I tried it on in the office and loved it immediately! It has a tint to it which cancels out the white cast many sunscreens leave behind and sinks into your skin right away making makeup application easy.
It also has SPF40 and, as promised, my skin has never had a bad reaction to it.
Prime and Prep with L’Oreal Skin Beautifier Anti-Redness Primer
If you deal with redness, the L’Oreal Skin Beautifier Anti-Redness Primer is a godsend.
I always thought green primers didn’t really work and did a drugstore haul to find the best one. This one took the cake!
I smooth it on over my cheeks or anywhere that may be a little red and it immediately cancels out all redness. It also smooths pores and makes your skin a clean canvas for makeup application.
Conceal with RMS Beauty Uncoverup
Next step is to conceal. I typically will apply my tinted moisturizer first and then conceal, but if I’m staying home, going to the pool or just don’t need much makeup I can get away with just the RMS Beauty Uncoverup.
I first tried this concealer a few years ago and have been hooked ever since. It’s all natural and coconut-oil based so you never have to worry about looking cakey under your eyes.
You can use your fingers or a damp beauty blender to apply ( I do both!)
Light Coverage with Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer
While I’m at the beach (and if my skin looks good) I’ll just do a bit of concealer and call it a day. If I need a bit more coverage than that I reach for Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15.
This light but buildable formula has a nice glow to it, which is just perfect for summer. You can use it on its own or with a light powder on top.
Prep the Lids with NYX Professional Eye Makeup Base
If your eyeshadow doesn’t stay on, or you get “greasy” lids, try a base like NYX Professional Eye Makeup Base. It’s a great drugstore beauty buy and will help your eyeshadow stay on longer!
Bronzy Eyes with Tarte Tartelette Palette
These days, I’m obsessed with the Tarte Tartelette Palette which has matte and shimmery powders in beautiful bronzy finishes!
You can create so many day to night looks with this palette, and I find myself using it everyday. They’re also pigmented really well, and have a nice sweet scent!
Bronzy Blush with Sigma Aura Powder
I’ve linked up with several blogger friends who are sharing more summer posts so be sure to stop by and check these out!
- 10 Summer Must Have Items – Madison Fichtl
- Playfully & Sophisticated: Self-Portrait | Night Out/Formal Dress – Attire Studios
- Summer Trend: The Little White Dress – Pretty Little Details
- Affordable Summer Dresses You Need From Amazon – Miss Moore Style
- 10 Affordable Summer Maxi Dresses – Legallee Blonde
- Here Are The Colors You’ll Want To Add To Your Closet This Summer – Chapter Fifteen
- Summer Date Outfits For Every Occasion – Chasing Dasies
- 3 Ways To Style a Kimono – A Byers Guide
- My 5 Summer Must Haves – The Finishing Touch
What are some of your favorite summer makeup and skincare products? Let me know in the comments below!